The Silhouette...
by Terri Onorato
January 18th, 1997

The silhouette stands boldly
at the end of the hallway
ears erect, eyes like jewels
the tail, it softly sways.

This wouldn't be the first time
I've seen him stand nearby,
his image clear as crystal
from the corner of my eye.

His visits I don't share with some
who think I've gone over and beyond
the grieving time they deem I need--
they say I should move on.

I sometimes pity people who
have never felt just cause
to share the bond between two souls,
one with hands and one with paws.

The silhouette reminds me
what the others say is wrong,
for as long as breath goes through me
there exists our mighty bond.

When the Keeper calls me home
and the Bridge gates open wide,
our bond will deepen tenfold
as we walk through side by side.

You see, I am the lucky one
as I've been truly blessed--
for someday we'll walk together
as eternal silhouettes.


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